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Hi,my name is Marco and I have a C4-C5 SCI.On the 20th of April I received an operation in St. Gallen to remove some of the scar tissue of injury to reduce the spasmi, the doctors told me i would feel a change in perception within the first months, b...
Hi,I'm now going on to 5 months post my SCI. Maybe I'm just impatient but I need to get some advise. Here comes my story... December I had a motocross injury and fractured my spine in 2 places, T6 & T8.I was discharged beginning February. Just b...
Dear Community Users, As announced in this blog post, the migration to the new community interface is happening shortly. Therefore the Community will be on “stand-by” mode for a few days starting tomorrow, June 25th – i.e. you can continue to acc...
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The Community Team wishes you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of love and happiness! Thank you for making this Community such a wonderful place! Best wishes and happy holidays, Julia on behalf of the Community Team [video]94...
Dear Community "The results, published in Nature and Nature Neuroscience today, are dramatic. All three patients recovered some degree of walking ability, and their progress in physical-therapy sessions has translated to improved mobility in t...
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Damit Du die Community und die Funktionalitäten der neuen Plattform etwas besser kennenlernst, stellen wir Dir ein paar kleine Aufgaben. Challenge 1: Lade ein Profilbild hoch. Findest Du Dich gut zurecht in der Community? Hast Du schon die verschie...
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Hello everyone! I met a person with SCI who works in Geneva for a few months. She speaks perfectly English and Spanish and would like to meet someone to go handbiking together in the Geneva area. Would you like some company for your handbike rides...
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Hi there, it's not always easy to explain what it's like to live with a chronic disability. A while ago, I found two analogies which find a way of explaining and which I'd like to share with you.  The "Gorilla in your house" analogy The ...
Dear all I recently came across a stair climbing electric wheelchair. http://www.scewo.ch In their videos and advertisement the product looks awesome. Did anyboy here allready test the Scewo or see it at an exebition?? Or does anybody here have expe...
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Vorremmo che tu conoscessi un po’ meglio le funzionalità della nuova piattaforma  e soprattutto gli altri membri. Per questo ti sfidiamo con alcuni piccoli compiti. Sfida 2: racconta di te nel tuo profilo. Se hai già completato la prima sfida, allo...
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Per conoscere un po’ meglio la Community e le funzionalità della nuova piattaforma, ti proponiamo alcuni piccoli compiti. Sfida 1: carica una tua immagine del profilo. Ti trovi in sintonia con la Community? Hai già provato le diverse funzioni? In c...
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Hi there, I wanted to share a TED talk with you which I watched a while ago and which I find excellent. I myself am a bit of a complex case, and when doctors get in touch with my case, there is always a lot of insecurity and unknown. Doctors' reacti...
In order for you to get to know the Community and its functionalities, we give you a few tiny tasks to fulfill. Challenge 1: upload a profile image. Do you find your way in the Community? Have you checked out the different things you can do here? I...
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Hai mai scritto un post? Prova. Il nostro Forum offre la possibilità di scrivere sui temi più diversi. Questa Community offre molte possibilità di entrare in contatto con altre persone interessanti. Persone la cui vita è in qualche modo legata a un...
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Afin que vous compreniez et connaissiez bien toutes les fonctionnalités de cette communauté, nous vous donnons de petites tâches à accomplir. Challenge 1 : téléchargez une photo de profil. Est-ce que vous trouvez facilement votre chemin dans la com...
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Nous souhaitons que vous appreniez à bien connaître la communauté ainsi que les autres membres. C’est pourquoi nous vous challengeons avec des petites tâches. Challenge 2 : écrivez quelque chose à votre sujet dans la biographie de votre profil. Si ...
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We want you to get to know the Community – and especially other members. That’s why we’re challenging you with another small task. Challenge 2: Write something about yourself on your profile page. If you’ve already managed to master our first chall...
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Wir möchten, dass Du die Funktionalitäten der neuen Plattform – und vor allem die anderen Mitglieder – etwas besser kennenlernst. Deshalb stellen wir Dir ein paar kleine Aufgaben. Challenge 2: Schreibe einen persönlichen Text zu Deinem Profil. Wenn...
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Avez-vous déjà écrit votre première publication sur la communauté ? Essayez ! Notre Forum est constitué de différentes sections où vous pouvez partager vos pensées et expériences. Cette communauté offre différents moyens d’engagement avec des gens ...
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Have you already written your first post? Try it! Our Community’s Forum consists of various discussion boards you can use to share your thoughts and experiences. The Community offers many different ways of engaging with interesting people - people ...
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Hast Du schon einen Beitrag verfasst? Probier’s aus. Unser Forum bietet Dir die Möglichkeit, zu verschiedensten Themen etwas zu schreiben. Diese Community bietet viele Möglichkeiten, mit anderen interessanten Menschen in Kontakt zu treten. Menschen...
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Benvenuto nella nostra Community online! Qui trovi ascolto, scambio, suggerimenti e consigli da persone nella tua stessa situazione. Persone che vivono con una lesione midollare, familiari e amici. Perché esiste questa Community Sia che tu ti muova...
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